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I am creating a travel report that will be filled out on excel and also by
hand. I want cells to auto calculate for those who complete in excel, but
need the cells to not show anything (such as $0.00) when nothing is entered
so those completing by hand can still use those same cells. Right now I have
a date range and # of miles and reimbursement amount cells that auto
calculate. When I leave the cells that provide the auto number blank, I
still get something - such as the $0.00.

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Hi

A formula will aways return a zero if the calculation equals 0.

To avoid this you need to test if your formula returns zero, and of so leave
the cell empty.

Look at this example:

=IF(SUM(A1:A6)=0,"",SUM(A1:A6))

Hopes it helps

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Per

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I am creating a travel report that will be filled out on excel and also by
hand. I want cells to auto calculate for those who complete in excel, but
need the cells to not show anything (such as $0.00) when nothing is
entered
so those completing by hand can still use those same cells. Right now I
have
a date range and # of miles and reimbursement amount cells that auto
calculate. When I leave the cells that provide the auto number blank, I
still get something - such as the $0.00.


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Default how to have auto calc cells be blank unless entry made

You can also test if a specific cell is empty....and if it is return a blank,
e.g.

=IF(A1="","",A1*B1)

This formula gives you the result of the calculation A1*B1....but if A1 is
blank the formula will just return a blank

"Per Jessen" wrote:

Hi

A formula will aways return a zero if the calculation equals 0.

To avoid this you need to test if your formula returns zero, and of so leave
the cell empty.

Look at this example:

=IF(SUM(A1:A6)=0,"",SUM(A1:A6))

Hopes it helps

Regards,
Per

"miss sass" <miss skrev i meddelelsen
news
I am creating a travel report that will be filled out on excel and also by
hand. I want cells to auto calculate for those who complete in excel, but
need the cells to not show anything (such as $0.00) when nothing is
entered
so those completing by hand can still use those same cells. Right now I
have
a date range and # of miles and reimbursement amount cells that auto
calculate. When I leave the cells that provide the auto number blank, I
still get something - such as the $0.00.





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